Electricity media releases

August 2017

Tighter requirements proposed for related party transactions for gas pipeline and electricity lines companies

30 August 2017

The Commerce Commission has released its draft decision to improve the rules governing related party transactions for electricity lines and gas pipeline businesses. 

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Have your say on Powerco’s proposal to spend $1.32 billion on its lines network

18 August 2017

The Commerce Commission has today released its Issues Paper for electricity distributor Powerco Limited’s (Powerco) proposal to increase its prices and change its quality standards to spend $1.32 billion on operating and maintaining its electricity lines network.

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July 2017

Vector to return $13.9m to Auckland electricity consumers under settlement with Commerce Commission

7 July 2017

Electricity lines company Vector will return $13.9 million to Auckland electricity consumers after it accepted it had breached its regulated price path by recovering more revenue than it was entitled to in the 2014 and 2015 financial years.

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June 2017

Performance summaries released for electricity lines companies

9 June 2017

The Commerce Commission has published one-page summaries of key performance measures for each of New Zealand’s 29 electricity lines companies.

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April 2017

Commission invites discussion on related party transactions

12 April 2017

The Commerce Commission is considering how transactions between energy networks and related businesses should be regulated and has today released a paper seeking feedback on how it should approach this topic.

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